In an online event prepared by the Litecoin Foundation on Sept. 15, Litecoin (LTC) creator Charlie Lee and CipSoft CEO Stephan Vogler announced the release of LiteBringer, a role-playing fantasy game which runs on top of the Litecoin blockchain.
“It’s the first major game that utilizes the Litecoin blockchain for all of its interactions,” Lee said.
Vogler stated the game is fully decentralized, meaning all users have to be running a Litecoin node to play. He also noted that access is completely dependent on players having at least some Litecoin on hand. The game reportedly includes a “Litecoin faucet”, which could allow some users to get a little Litecoin for free if they aren’t willing or able to transfer their own.
“Every move in the game is a transaction on the Litecoin blockchain that creates value,” said Vogler. “If you’re a good player, LiteBringer will live up to its name, and may bring you some Litecoins.”
According to Vogler, all weapons, characters, and items in LiteBringer are stored on the LTC blockchain. He assured viewers that the technology was “absolutely secure and decentralized”, as private keys are never transmitted. CipSoft reportedly chose the LTC blockchain for its popularity and the fact it carries low transaction fees of “less than a cent per transaction.”
CipSoft’s foray into blockchain-based RPGs isn’t the first time a blockchain or crypto firm has seen the potential of gamers to advance adoption. In May, Atari announced that it had partnered with the Litecoin Foundation to allow gamers to pay for its upcoming Video Computer System. Infinite Fleet, an online game which utilizes crypto, is currently under the leadership of Blockstream Chief Strategy Officer, Samson Mow.
“Blockchain technology has huge potential for online gaming in general,” said Vogler. “I think there will be games for every popular blockchain sooner or later.”